Do Cherries Have Vitamin C?
Quick – what fruit pops into your mind when we say, “vitamin C?” We’re betting it’s citruses…specifically, oranges. But did you know that cherries are also a great source of vitamin C?
Are cherries good for you?
You may already know that sweet cherries are delicious – decadently so. But they’re also supremely good for you!
The benefits of eating cherries are many. Apart from being low in calories, cherries are full of fiber, which supports a healthy digestive system. Fresh cherries are also high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that help prevent chronic illnesses (like heart disease and diabetes), reduce inflammation (which helps prevent certain cancers), and promote overall health.
A one-cup serving of cherries provides 10% of the RDI for potassium, which is proven to help lower your blood pressure and risk of stroke. Cherry fruit is also a good source of vitamins A and K and provides you with magnesium and calcium. This means that the benefits of cherries can include quicker recovery from exercise, relief from symptoms of arthritis and gout and more restful sleep – just to name a few!
Where can you buy Bing cherries?
If you’re a fan of sweet cherries, you can find Bing cherries for sale at Hale Groves! Our Sweet Mountain Bing Cherries are plump, juicy, and incredibly sweet, with a lovely, crisp bite that makes them stand out from any others. Each one explodes with flavor – it’s hard to believe something so delectable can be so healthy!
Your cherry delivery from Hale Groves will always arrive in perfect condition because we hand-pick our cherries at their peak of ripeness and package them carefully so they arrive as fresh and perfect as they were when they were on the tree.
You can also buy cherries for your loved ones! A cherries gift box from Hale Groves is sure to come as a huge surprise, and one that’s greatly appreciated.
When will cherries be in season?
When are cherries in season? That will depend on the variety of cherry you’re hoping to bring home, but summer is generally considered to be cherry season, with a short period of time in mid-summer being ideal for sweet Bing Cherries.
Before you shop cherries, though, keep in mind that cherries only ripen on the tree – when they are picked early, they don’t attain their full flavor and sweetness. Also, once cherries are harvested they convert their sugars into starch – this means that, the longer they’re stored, the less sweet they are. Storing your cherries in the fridge can help slow this process down, but this is why you want to buy the freshest cherries possible.
You can trust Hale Groves to provide you premium, fresh cherries that are still on the tree when you place your order – truly, they’re like none you’ve ever tasted!